1) The highest per student spending is in:

            A) Richmond            B) Henrico             C) Chesterfield

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2) Washington DC public schools have a 56% graduation rate.   The DC voucher charter schools had a graduation rate of:

            A) 82%          B) 91%           C) 99%

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3) The positive academic influence of Head Start vanishes after:

            A) 1st Grade             B) 5th Grade             C) Never       

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4) The top 1% earns 64 times more than the bottom 50%.  How many times more does the top 1% pay in Federal income taxes:

            A)  About half as much             B) About 64 times more           C) About 800 times more

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5) A higher percentage of Republicans voted for both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 than Democrats.

            A) True          B) False

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6) How many people are registered to vote in 2 or more states?

            A)    400,000                        B) 2,800,000                       C) 4,100,000

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7) Your portion and each of your children’s portion of the national debt is:

            A) $550                 B) $5,500                C) $55,000

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8) The United States spends more than any other developed nation on education. 

            A) True                      B) False                     

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9) The inflation adjusted cost of K-12 public education since 1970 has:

            A) No Change          B) Increased 90%           C) Increased 145%

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10) The US corporate tax rate is:

            A) Highest in the industrial world         

            B) 5th highest in the industrial world

            C) Lowest in the industrial world

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11) If we had a balanced federal budget and paid $1B a day to reduce the debt, at the end of the year the National Debt would:

            A) Increase               B) Decrease              C) Stay the same

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12) We have        million undocumented immigrants working in the United States. African American teen unemployment is        %.

            A) 4 Million & 18%             B) 6 Million & 25%             C) 8 Million & 36%

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13) The unemployment rate is 5.3% (Jul 2015).  The average labor force participation rate from 1984 to 2008 was 66.2%.  If our current labor force participation rate was 66.2%, what would the unemployment rate be?

            A) 8%            B) 10%              C) 12%

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14) Guns are used how many times for self-defense every year?

            A) 500,000 times          B) 1 Million times          C) 1.5 Million times

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15) Gun-related homicides have dropped ____ percent between 1993 & 2010.

            A) 8%             B) 29%                C) 49%

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16) More people are murdered by clubs and hammers than rifles (includes assault rifles)?

            A) True             B) False          C) They are equal

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17) The mentally ill have a ___ to ____ higher suicide rates than the general population.

            A) 6 to 12 times             B) 10 to 20 times             C) 18 to 30 times

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18) The average national Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) premium increase in 2017 is ____.

            A) 6%                     B) 12%                     C) 24%

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19) The average marginal tax rate in the 34 OECD countries is _____ points lower than in the U.S. In 1986, 218 of the world's 500 largest corporations (by revenue) were based in the U.S. In 2016, that figure was ____. 

            A) 8% & 190 (13% loss)           B) 14% & 128 (41% loss)           C) 20% & 99 (55% loss)

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20) In 1950, 5% of workers required a license or certificate. In 2016, the percentage of workers requiring a license or certificate is _____. The cost of regulatory compliance for firms with 19 or fewer employees averages ____ per employee. 

            A) 10% & $3,300               B) 20% & $6,500               C) 30% & $10,500

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21) An average natural gas electric generating plant can generate 1,300 MW on 39 acres of land. A solar farm generating 1,300 MW would require how many acres?

            A) 3,600 acres            B) 36,000 acres           C) 360,000 acres

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